Quite a bit of the hour was spent discussing the nitty gritty of when to (and how to) contact an allergy and asthma specialist.
Dr. A noted that he often encounters families who have pushed for some time to get their physician to refer their case to an asthma or allergy specialist. There are many times when a trip to the allergist merely confirms what the parents already knew: Their child has asthma.
Once you’ve made the decision to see an allergist and asthma specialist, there’s much more work ahead! Finding the right doctor for you and your family can be very challenging. Some of the great advice shared included:
- Seek referrals from your own network. Ask friends and family if they know a good doctor!
- See the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology website to find an allergist.
We’re really looking forward to our next chat! Have ideas for a topic? Let us know!